Aparthotel operator Staycity has received planning permission for the development of a fourth property in Manchester, in the city's Deansgate area.
The 21-storey, 310-apartment scheme, being developed by Ask Real Estate, will consist of 246 studios and 64 one-bedroom apartments with a gym and laundrette.
The development is part of the area's redevelopment, which will also see the opening of two of the archways within the nearby Castlefield Viaduct for retail and dining opportunities.
Simon Walford, UK director of development at Staycity, commented: "It's an exciting time for Staycity in Manchester, as we further expand our portfolio and this property will be positioned in a strategic location on one of the city's most important streets.
"Manchester is a hugely important location for Staycity, with its eclectic blend of business and leisure guests and its vibrant arts and cultural scene. Our collaborative, community-focused approach to accommodation is in keeping with what Manchester stands for – we're proud to be expanding our presence in this great city and look forward to working with the Ask team."
John Hughes, managing director at Ask Real Estate, said: "We're pleased to be able to bring forward these plans and help to meet the projected demand for city centre aparthotel space."
Staycity already has a 182-apartment property at Manchester Piccadilly, which opened in 2017, and another two under development, in the Northern Quarter and in St Peter's Square. The latter will become a Wilde Aparthotel by Staycity, the group's premium brand.
Established in Dublin in 2004, the group also has sites in cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and York.